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Cool Marble elevator toy is ready!

Hi guys,

This project is finished for a while, but only now I was able to make a full video of it. All made from brazilian woods and some copper wire. The descent is a docked module, so if new ideas come up, we only need to build and change the module!

Kids love the idea of a continuous motion of marble balls. See the video...




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Nice job! I have always wanted to build a Rube Goldberg type game/toy like that. Well done.

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Great Job. I could play with that all day. Seems like with all the moving parts, an unlimited amount of accessories could be added. This is also for big kids

David, I doubt if many on here under the age of 70 know Rube Goldberg.

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I doubt if many on here under the age of 70 know Rube Goldberg.
You do if you're cool!
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You do if you're cool!
This is true. Really cool people know really cool things.

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VERY nicely done, Gweigert !!
I bought the "Premade Kit" last year for my grandkids and it
was a blast to put together. even tho it was a pre-cut kit project,
there were several pieces that did not fit well and I had to make duplicates.
also, it had several plastic parts that I duplicated in wood to get it to be
all wood as much as possible. my kit has 4 modules that you can swap around
and if certain load and exit points aren't exactly spot on, it will not work.
this is a very fun project and I admire anyone that makes one from scratch
using just shop tools and plans.
again, VERY well done !! looking forward to seeing more modules to go with it.
I find that the more mechanical noise it makes, the more fun it is to watch.
also, if you paint some of the balls different colors, the kids can pick a color and
watch "their" ball go through the complete cycle.
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